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Why do people hate Kickster?

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  • Dren_UtogiDren_Utogi OuterSpacePosts: 1,713Member Uncommon
    just wow lol.... so the shady people with ski masks jingling a cup asking jaded gamers for money to reacha goal so that the money can be released, are not social. just wow.. and really just killed it for me to hand over any kind of donatation to CU, if this is the mentality of the the group psuhing the sales.

    reviews are !@#$ing stupid. Play what you love.

  • NcrediblebulkNcrediblebulk San Marcos, TXPosts: 137Member
    Originally posted by Father_Jack

    From what I have seen on these forums, I think the hate for Kickstarter (not CU particularly but the Kickstarter system) comes from one or more of three places:

    A)ignorance of what it is and how it works,

    B)mental perspective that makes them incapable of understanding delayed gratification (think Stanford Marshmallow Experiment),

    C) A financial situation that makes them see spending money without immediate reward, as foolish.

    It manifests itself in what I think maybe a sincere desire to stop people from what they see as being duped.

    You could apply this most hate generated from products in the gaming industy.

    "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."

  • Father_JackFather_Jack Portland, ORPosts: 81Member
    Originally posted by Ncrediblebulk
    Originally posted by Father_Jack

    From what I have seen on these forums, I think the hate for Kickstarter (not CU particularly but the Kickstarter system) comes from one or more of three places:

    A)ignorance of what it is and how it works,

    B)mental perspective that makes them incapable of understanding delayed gratification (think Stanford Marshmallow Experiment),

    C) A financial situation that makes them see spending money without immediate reward, as foolish.

    It manifests itself in what I think maybe a sincere desire to stop people from what they see as being duped.

    You could apply this most hate generated from products in the gaming industy.

    Perhaps, but if it were the whole gaming industry I would add:

    D) Misplaced tribalism, a game/brand becomes a symbol of personal identity, any outside challenge real or precieved becomes an attack on them personally. Further, anyone outside thier tribe is an outsider and therfore an enemy.

     

  • TimothyTierlessTimothyTierless Columnist M, ORPosts: 2,163Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by PRX_sklurb
    People hate Kickster because it is a cheap knockoff of Kickstarter.  ;D

    ;)

  • Dren_UtogiDren_Utogi OuterSpacePosts: 1,713Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Father_Jack
    Originally posted by Ncrediblebulk
    Originally posted by Father_Jack

    From what I have seen on these forums, I think the hate for Kickstarter (not CU particularly but the Kickstarter system) comes from one or more of three places:

    A)ignorance of what it is and how it works,

    B)mental perspective that makes them incapable of understanding delayed gratification (think Stanford Marshmallow Experiment),

    C) A financial situation that makes them see spending money without immediate reward, as foolish.

    It manifests itself in what I think maybe a sincere desire to stop people from what they see as being duped.

    You could apply this most hate generated from products in the gaming industy.

    Perhaps, but if it were the whole gaming industry I would add:

    D) Misplaced tribalism, a game/brand becomes a symbol of personal identity, any outside challenge real or precieved becomes an attack on them personally. Further, anyone outside thier tribe is an outsider and therfore an enemy.

     

    walking contridiction. First we are ignorant, and now we are tribal. Isn't kind of like what you just did in your post ? Calling others in a tribal manner that depicts yourself part of a colletive who are pro "topic".

    Yes I agree, it does manifest, you two posts displayed that perfectly.

    reviews are !@#$ing stupid. Play what you love.

  • NcrediblebulkNcrediblebulk San Marcos, TXPosts: 137Member
    Originally posted by Father_Jack
    Originally posted by Ncrediblebulk
    Originally posted by Father_Jack

    From what I have seen on these forums, I think the hate for Kickstarter (not CU particularly but the Kickstarter system) comes from one or more of three places:

    A)ignorance of what it is and how it works,

    B)mental perspective that makes them incapable of understanding delayed gratification (think Stanford Marshmallow Experiment),

    C) A financial situation that makes them see spending money without immediate reward, as foolish.

    It manifests itself in what I think maybe a sincere desire to stop people from what they see as being duped.

    You could apply this most hate generated from products in the gaming industy.

    Perhaps, but if it were the whole gaming industry I would add:

    D) Misplaced tribalism, a game/brand becomes a symbol of personal identity, any outside challenge real or precieved becomes an attack on them personally. Further, anyone outside thier tribe is an outsider and therfore an enemy.

     

    fair enough

    "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,669Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by meddyck
    Originally posted by Xobdnas

    I'll tell you why. Socialism. It's socialism. I see someone fund CU and I think to myself, so shall I. It's crowd funded, donation made socially executed common interests at it's best. But for some reason people just don't like other people coming together to support a common goal and I think it has more to do with politics and socialism than they would ever admit.

    No. It's not. Man I hate when people try to drag politics or religion into sites that have to do with sports, video games, etc. that have nothing to do with those. People are wary of Kickstarter because:

    • They don't want to give money years before receiving the finished product.
    • They are afraid they will give money and never get anything back because the company will fail to deliver.
    • They think the company could afford to finance development itself but is just using Kickstarter to gauge market interest or save its own cash.
    • They've seen other Kickstarter projects they were interested in fail to fund.
    • They worry that the limited funding a Kickstarter project especially a video game gets means the game will be inferior to a game produced by a major studio.

    That is a really concise way to put many of the reasons why people are skeptical of it. Did you just do that?

    Yeah, that does wrap it all up nicely and put a bow on it. Good post, meddyck.

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  • Father_JackFather_Jack Portland, ORPosts: 81Member
    Originally posted by Dren_Utogi
    Originally posted by Father_Jack
    Originally posted by Ncrediblebulk
    Originally posted by Father_Jack

    From what I have seen on these forums, I think the hate for Kickstarter (not CU particularly but the Kickstarter system) comes from one or more of three places:

    A)ignorance of what it is and how it works,

    B)mental perspective that makes them incapable of understanding delayed gratification (think Stanford Marshmallow Experiment),

    C) A financial situation that makes them see spending money without immediate reward, as foolish.

    It manifests itself in what I think maybe a sincere desire to stop people from what they see as being duped.

    You could apply this most hate generated from products in the gaming industy.

    Perhaps, but if it were the whole gaming industry I would add:

    D) Misplaced tribalism, a game/brand becomes a symbol of personal identity, any outside challenge real or precieved becomes an attack on them personally. Further, anyone outside thier tribe is an outsider and therfore an enemy.

     

    walking contridiction. First we are ignorant, and now we are tribal. Isn't kind of like what you just did in your post ? Calling others in a tribal manner that depicts yourself part of a colletive who are pro "topic".

    Yes I agree, it does manifest, you two posts displayed that perfectly.

    I don't clearly understand your point or meaning from your post. But there is no contidiction in being ignorant and tribal, one does not limit the other. However my two posts were talking aobut differnt subjects. In the first instance I was talking aobut why people hate Kickstarter. In the second I was responding to someones comment that it could apply to the entire gaming industry. I said 'perhaps', but I don't think A,B,C, accurately would. I added D which is clearly indicative of the gaming industry.

    Also I didn't say it was because of all those reasons only one or more were possible.

    When you say "we" do you mean that you hate kickstarter, (which is the topic of the post) or CU or a combination of both. If so why?

  • AmanaAmana New York, NYPosts: 2,551Moderator Uncommon
    Kickstarter should go in the Kickstarter discussion, but this topic is being locked because it's of a political sort of nature.

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